SkyDrive Desktop - Gladinet Cloud
Another SkyDrive desktop integration tool is the Gladinet Cloud Desktop tool. This tool also works in the same way as the SkyDrive Explorer. The plus point is that you can see a separate drive letter for Windows SkyDrive in your Windows Explorer or My Computer. Thus, you do not have to click on the program icon to use the Windows SkyDrive from your desktop.
Once you click the SkyDrive icon under in Windows Explorer, it shows your SkyDrive folder and another icon that allows you to add a different cloud service to Windows Explorer. Double click on the SkyDrive icon to open it (the root folder of SkyDrive). You can browse from there to copy, rename, or delete files/folders on your SkyDrive.
If you want to use Windows SkyDrive desktop with Gladinet Cloud, you have to select Windows SkyDrive while installing the program so that it creates a virtual drive for you (see image below)
Once installed, you can directly access it from Windows Explorer to:
- View files and folders on SkyDrive;
- Copy bulk files and folders/subfolders to SkyDrive;
- Rename files/folders on SkyDrive;
- Delete the files/folders on Windows SkyDrive
You can also right click on any file or folder in Windows Explorer or My Computer to select "Send To" and then "My Gladinet Drive" to copy the file(s) to SkyDrive.
These were two SkyDrive desktop tools that allow access Windows SkyDrive from your desktop. They also add speed to your file operations. I would say, on a personal note, that the Gladinet Cloud desktop offers a better experience than the SkyDrive Explorer. Check it out.
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